Do you ever crave a chocolatey pick me up so badly that it makes you feel nutty? Well these sugar free nut slices are so good, it’s nuts – too many nut puns? I say, not enough! In a nutshell, these tasty slices are made of almond butter, dates, nuts and seeds and topped off with a velvety chocolate coating. Sugar free and can even be made vegan.
Ingredients – Nut Slice
170g dates pitted organic
60g almonds, roughly chopped
75g hazelnut, roughly chopped
45g pumpkin seeds, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon chia seeds
60g honey or agave syrup if making vegan
25g almond butter
Ingredients – Chocolate Topping
50g organic cacao powder
3 tablespoons cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons of agave syrup
Method – Nut Slice
Start by chopping the dates up really fine, keep cutting until it starts to form a sort of paste. In a large bowl, mix together the chopped dates, almonds, seeds and nuts until they form a firm ball.
Next, mix in the almond butter and honey/agave syrup.
Lastly, stir in the oats.
When it is all well mixed, spread the mixture onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper, set by pushing down with a spoon.
Finish it off by pouring over the chocolate coating (method below) and put in the fridge to set for a few hours.
Once set, cut into 12 pieces and enjoy!
Method – Chocolate Topping
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave until melted, about 20/30 seconds depending on your microwave.
Pour the melted oil into a large bowl and stir in the cacao powder. Next, mix in the agave syrup until combined.